Storytellers Studio

Day One Book Printing

A recent Day One update includes the ability to turn your journal into a book. This is only available on Day One 2.0 – desktop and mobile versions.

To find it, go to Settings and choose the Book Printing option. This slideshow walks you through the steps to create your book.

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When you are ready, the last step is to upload your book file and choose how you wish to pay for it. Your book file is encrypted then uploaded. The printing process is automated so your content stays private throughout. Apple Pay is one of your payment options. This was my first online Apple Pay experience and it was very simple. I hope to see more online retailers using Apple Pay soon.

It will take 7 to 12 business days to create and ship my book. Book prices begin at $14.99 for a 50 page book. Add 10¢ per page after that. A hardback cover adds $5.00 and shipping adds another $5.00. I created my first book from my Sketchbook journal. It came in at 54 pages and with hard cover cost me $20.39. I can’t wait to see the finished product.

My test book was created from my Sketchbook journal which has very little text included. I created this book using my iPhone and my only complaint is that it is sometimes difficult to read the instructions. It’s not their fault that these old eyes aren’t as sharp as they used to be, but next time I will do my customizing on a larger screen.

As of now, there’s no way to pull out entries tagged with a specific tag, but hopefully that will happen soon. Once we can pull entries by tags, this feature will make it easy to create customized baby books and books to document special vacations, wedding albums and other unique family events.

Can’t wait to see my first book!

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